SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Incubation is defined as adding heat to the eggs.

Will the female exhibit a certain behavior before laying her eggs?
 The female will stick close to the nest and seem restless, walking to and fro and rearranging the nest lining. She may assume a hunched over position during labor as well.
 The generation of an egg and the laying of the egg are very energy consuming for the female eagle. The first outward sign that she is about to lay an egg is pulling the soft nest material up around her. ” the process of forcing the egg out can take a few minutes to about a half hour or more”.